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1901 clicks; posted to Main » on 24 Sep 2021 at 9:05 PM (3 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-09-24 6:22:32 PM  
Meh, call in the National Guard. That wasn't for vaccination reasons, but primarily because we treat school bus drivers pretty poorly. If you're retired or want to work two shifts at the beginning and end of the day without enough time in the middle to do something else, boy do they have a job for you!

If you're lucky or are part of a richer district, you might eek out $30-40K a year and get benefits. Otherwise, you're making about $25K, you can't get a second job until after the second shift is over, and you probably don't get benefits. Also, you have to have the patience of a saint and the the driving record of one, too, all for the privilege of being poor.

I think back to my days of riding the bus and the kids (myself included) were not well behaved. I get stressed out enough just driving myself, I can't imagine putting up with 60 kids behind me for $12.50 an hour.
 
2021-09-24 9:07:57 PM  
The Covid on the Bus goes round and round.
 
2021-09-24 9:12:30 PM  
15-20% of bus drivers are Ms. Crabtree
 
2021-09-24 9:14:00 PM  
Get the goddamn shot you farking idiots
 
2021-09-24 9:15:41 PM  
But yet all of them consented to an employer demanded urine test.
 
2021-09-24 9:17:08 PM  
Drivers that refuse should hold a meeting to voice their anger and decide what to do next.

Then, after two weeks, they'll be fewer of those plague rat assholes.
 
2021-09-24 9:19:16 PM  
Hail to the bus driver bus driver bus driver
Hail to the bus driver bus driver man
He gets his arm shot or he goes home to rot
Hail to the bus driver bus driver man
 
2021-09-24 9:21:32 PM  
I'm getting the impression that much of this country has no idea that rules need to be enforced, or else they're not actually rules.
 
2021-09-24 9:26:45 PM  

Fano: Hail to the bus driver bus driver bus driver
Hail to the bus driver bus driver man
He gets his arm shot or he goes home to rot
Hail to the bus driver bus driver man


The Simpsons - Hail To The Bus Driver
Youtube 4pWTh092mz8
 
2021-09-24 9:30:50 PM  
Stop coddling these idiots.  They're the major reason why we're still dealing with this shiat as much as we are.  Because WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA​AAAAAAAAAAAH!
 
2021-09-24 9:48:21 PM  

SpaceyCat: Stop coddling these idiots.  They're the major reason why we're still dealing with this shiat as much as we are.  Because WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA​AAAAAAAAAAAH!


Im going to call bullshait.
As we have all seen, whether you are vaccinated or wear ten masks.. if your immune system is trash, you're getting a visit from the Wutang flu fairy.  Its the same as with flu seasons in the past.

I'm vaccinated, and I've had the Wutang twice.. once before It became a thing, and last Feb.
 
2021-09-24 9:49:32 PM  
I'm pretty sure the vast majority of your worst workers are the same ones who won't get a vaccine.
Get rid of them.
 
2021-09-24 9:49:52 PM  
So, these people that volunteer to quit their job haven't realized that they won't qualify for unemployment without a fight. Likely won't have
a job to replace it. They also won't have a decent explanation as to why they left their last employer in their interviews.
They just can't accept that they are ignorant and the public just wants basic safety precautions.
People that have devoted their lives, reputation, and future have said this is the BEST option, yet they believe it is about losing freedom and government control.
Let them starve to death before they get lung damage.
Hopefully next Thursday my wife gets on the lung recipient list.
I never thought I would be this callous.
 
2021-09-24 9:55:04 PM  
This is going to be forever, isn't it?
 
2021-09-24 9:56:04 PM  
Plague rats shouldn't be farking driving kids around.

Or have jobs. Or access to the benefits of human society.
 
2021-09-24 9:57:40 PM  

wildlifer: SpaceyCat: Stop coddling these idiots.  They're the major reason why we're still dealing with this shiat as much as we are.  Because WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA​AAAAAAAAAAAH!

Im going to call bullshait.
As we have all seen, whether you are vaccinated or wear ten masks.. if your immune system is trash, you're getting a visit from the Wutang flu fairy.  Its the same as with flu seasons in the past.

I'm vaccinated, and I've had the Wutang twice.. once before It became a thing, and last Feb.


No one believes your pseudo story.
 
2021-09-24 10:02:31 PM  

austerity101: I'm getting the impression that much of this country has no idea that rules need to be enforced, or else they're not actually rules.


It's that old LOLbertarianism fail, in action.

/aNd cHaRiTy wiLL FiX eVeRyThiNg eLse
 
2021-09-24 10:05:00 PM  

Teddy Brosevelt: Get the goddamn shot you farking idiots


That should convince them.
 
2021-09-24 10:06:20 PM  

Ragin' Asian: This is going to be forever, isn't it?


It sometimes feels like it.

I hope not, because I'm actually more stressed now than I was a year ago. Maybe because I 'm still wearing a N95 mask 8 hours a day, because I work in an environment surrounded by many maskless college students, who may or may not be vaccinated. I really have no desire to experience a breakthough Covid case, "mild" though it might be.
 
2021-09-24 10:10:14 PM  
Hipster added that he hopes the state waives the vaccine mandate and sticks to the current mask rules.

So we're following by the rules? The Dude abides:

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2021-09-24 10:11:32 PM  

TastyEloi: I really have no desire to experience a breakthough Covid case, "mild" though it might be.


Why not? No doubt you've had a cold or two in your life. And here you still are.

That's why you get vaccinated, so you can catch something (which you will eventually will) and have it be no big deal.
 
2021-09-24 10:16:40 PM  
Thousands of Americans have discovered how to get some media attention right before getting vaccinated:

"In response, transportation officials said hundreds of bus drivers might not show up for work Monday morning. The Connecticut School Transportation Association confirms roughly 15 to 20 percent of its membership is unvaccinated and unwilling to get tested weekly."

There's no way 15-20 of those drivers quit. They're just loving posturing.
 
2021-09-24 10:17:08 PM  

thorpe: There's no way 15-20 of those drivers quit.


15-20%
 
2021-09-24 10:20:26 PM  
Quite a few breakthrough cases are far more serious than a head cold. I'd really not repeat the flu experience I had a few years back. Especially since long-covid is potentially part of the equation.
 
2021-09-24 10:21:12 PM  

wildlifer: As we have all seen, whether you are vaccinated or wear ten masks.. if your immune system is trash, you're getting a visit from the Wutang flu fairy. Its the same as with flu seasons in the past.

I'm vaccinated, and I've had the Wutang twice.. once before It became a thing, and last Feb.


I don't believe anything in this post. Other than that, it was a really good one. Keep practicing, Chet.
 
2021-09-24 10:21:39 PM  

thorpe: thorpe: There's no way 15-20 of those drivers quit.

15-20%


That either. There was an article A bit ago on fark which said of the whole set of nurses who said they would quit, only 18% actually did.
 
2021-09-24 10:27:05 PM  
Bus drivers have terrible salaries and most of them probably work the job because it was the best of bad options. It's not surprising they would continue making poor life choices.
 
2021-09-24 10:30:22 PM  
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2021-09-24 10:52:54 PM  
They refuse weekly testing, as well?  Connecticut, heading in to winter, I assume the ventilation will be poor at best.  If you won't endure a fecking test to protect the kids, you've no business caring for kids.

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2021-09-24 10:58:59 PM  

austerity101: I'm getting the impression that much of this country has no idea that rules need to be enforced, or else they're not actually rules.


They saw TFG get away with breaking federal rules, gentlemen's agreements that went back to Wilson, decades-old traditions, and especially actual federal laws - including fark yous to Congressional subpoenas - so it's not a surprise the MAGAts feel entitled as well.

Fire anyone who doesn't show. Call Biden and ask for some emergency funds to double driver pay. Meanwhile, the National Guard will have to fill in.

Let them pout - without pay - for a week, and extend the school year for a week (or add Saturday classes).
 
2021-09-24 11:13:00 PM  

Olthoi: Bus drivers have terrible salaries and most of them work the job because it was the best of bad options.


Also to meet people.
 
2021-09-24 11:14:33 PM  
Oh lawd.
 
2021-09-24 11:31:39 PM  
This is why I have the butler drop them off
 
2021-09-24 11:53:31 PM  
I prefer my school bus drivers to be people who care about the well-being of kids and others around them.

If that's not you, quit. You shouldn't have children under your care anyways.
 
2021-09-25 12:16:38 AM  

jaivirtualcard: thorpe: thorpe: There's no way 15-20 of those drivers quit.

15-20%

That either. There was an article A bit ago on fark which said of the whole set of nurses who said they would quit, only 18% actually did.


They sure are getting a lot of media attention, though. This brief period of time is the highlight of many humdrum lives.

Grandma at 93: "I don't have much time left sweetie but I want to tell you a story. I was a hero for 5 days for refusing a shot. Yeah, that one you get every year for school. But back then it was evil and I fought it. For 5 days. What? Why did I finally get it? Well because I needed that job, honey . But I swear that shot will kill me early."
 
2021-09-25 12:20:49 AM  

indy_kid: Call Biden and ask for some emergency funds to double driver pay.


That would actually be a good use of pandemic aid dollars.

indy_kid: Meanwhile, the National Guard will have to fill in.


I'm pretty sure they'll drive the buses slowly enough that they'll get there safely. And after a week or 3 the bus drivers who actually were dumb enough to quit will start trying to get their jobs back (after being vaccinated).
 
2021-09-25 12:25:13 AM  
STOP NEGOTIATING WITH TERRORISTS
 
2021-09-25 12:28:02 AM  

wildlifer: SpaceyCat: Stop coddling these idiots.  They're the major reason why we're still dealing with this shiat as much as we are.  Because WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA​AAAAAAAAAAAH!

Im going to call bullshait.
As we have all seen, whether you are vaccinated or wear ten masks.. if your immune system is trash, you're getting a visit from the Wutang flu fairy.  Its the same as with flu seasons in the past.

I'm vaccinated, and I've had the Wutang twice.. once before It became a thing, and last Feb.


I got blasted by that Jewish space laser forty times. Killed me about seven or eight times but I resurrected. very true story just like yours
 
2021-09-25 1:17:05 AM  
Well, just fire them and deal with the pain.  Lance that boil.  Everyone will be better off in the long run without the 20%ers in society.
 
2021-09-25 6:12:39 PM  

Olthoi: Bus drivers have terrible salaries and most of them probably work the job because it was the best of bad options. It's not surprising they would continue making poor life choices.


This blows my mind.  They're driving children in a large yellow truck.  With no seatbelts.  This is an important job!!

Not yelling at you.  I'm just stupefied at where our priorities are.
 
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